The Pawikan Festival is an annual festivity for the province of Bataan. Conceptualize in the year 1999 to promote the conservation center and how to educate the locals and the whole nation. Then the The Pawikan Festival was born. Started on 2001, now after 9 years the people of Bataan is proud to say that they are the new defender of the environment.
One of the country’s biggest, and most colorful harvest festival every May 15th, along with the harvest festivals of the towns of Tayabas, Sariaya, Gumaca and Tiaong. These are the Philippines best known harvest festivals to honor San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of farmers. Known as the “Pahiyas”, the festival is deeply rooted in the traditional celebration of the townsfolk in thanksgiving for bounty harvest. Decorations called “Kiping”, leaf-shaped and multi-colored rice paste wafers which are used to decorate the facades of the homes along with fruits and flowers from nature.
November 21 – November 22
Join for the colorful rites to honor the Virgin of the Rule. Patron of Lapu-Lapu City. Every year during a fiesta, a fluvial parade is being held on Mactan channel in honor of Nuesta Senora. This has been the tradition of the people of Opon, also known as Lapu-Lapu City. I am very excited to join the fiesta fluvial parade, which will take off in the morning of November 12, 2008. The patron of Lapu-Lapu City will be placed on a yacht and will tour around Mactan Island.